Reviewed by Steve from Maryland on Monday, April 08, 2013
First, I love these shoes. I started last year with a pair of Merrell Trail Gloves but found their extreme minimalism to be a little painful on rocky trails. When I read the on-line reviews stating the MT10s aren't quite barefoot shoes due to a slightly thicker sole and 4mm lift in the heel, I wanted to give them a try. Went to Tucson during spring break and did a lot of hiking (Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National, etc.) on trails with many sharp pointy rocks and these shoes were great. On surfaces where my Trail Gloves would have me stepping like a kitten with sore paws I just powered on. I still like the trail gloves and find they have more room in the toe box than these MT10s, but the NBs are my new favorites!